STARDUST Status Report
October 29, 1999
The STARDUST spacecraft continues to perform normally in cruise sequence
SC010. This last week was quiet compared to the two previous weeks
where we had multiple communications session per week supporting the
All Stellar "toe dip" tests and taking Navigation Camera images. Work
has progressed steadily on the flight software patch to fix a multiple
thruster firings issue when in All-Stellar mode. This patch will
either be sent up to the spacecraft late today or early next week,
paving the way to going All-Stellar in the near future.
Boeing management visited JPL and met with project people of missions
recently launched by Delta's, including the STARDUST Project. STARDUST
had a near-perfect injection aboard a Delta 2 rocket during launch
last February, requiring no maneuver to correct injection errors.
For more information on the STARDUST mission - the first ever comet sample
return mission - please visit the STARDUST home page: